The TPMS on the vehicles may have their underinflation warning signals set at
inflation levels that are lower than the manufacturer intends, Chrysler said in
a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The cars were
built between May 2 and Nov. 17, 2011.
Chrysler said it decided to investigate the TPMS after receiving a warranty
claim. In reviewing the vehicles, the company found that the TPMS warning signal
would trigger only if tire pressure fell below 22 psi.
Because the recommended tire pressure for those vehicles is 32 psi, the
trigger should be 24 psi, which is 25 percent below the recommended pressure,
Chrysler will correct the TPMS triggers in the vehicles’ Central Body
Controllers free of charge. For motorists who already made the repairs, Chrysler
will reimburse them upon receiving proof of payment.
The company will begin notifying owners in February, Chrysler said.
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